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April Fools! July 24, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in computers.

I was searching for something I posted a while back in Google Groups and I stumbled on a very very old April Fools joke I posted when I was one of the info-mac moderators. I’d not gotten much feedback when that happened (was anyone fooled??) — but:

Just read this, it can’t be true can it??????????

Date: Mon, 01 Apr 1996 08:18:38 -0500
From: Gordon Watts — Brown University <gwa@FNAL.GOV>
Subject: [!] Microsoft to buy Apple!?

[Ouch.  What will the anti-trust folks have to say about this? –Gordon]

Heh. Kind-a fun to see that an April fools joke I helped with more than 10 years ago actually did fool someone. Of course, in this day an age, I bet it would have bounced around from blog-to-blog… like some rumors…



1. Perry - July 25, 2007

What do you get when you combine Apple and Microsoft?????


2. gordonwatts - July 25, 2007

Microsoft Windows Easy User Interface 1.0. And we’ll have it working by version 3. 🙂

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